Recreation / Flood Risk Management (Corps-Operated)



Flood Risk Management Projects, Dams, Reservoirs, Hurricane Barriers, and Local Protection Projects

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Massachusetts Recreation and Flood Risk Management Projects

Recreation Areas and Flood Risk Management Projects in Massachusetts


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New England District has constructed 11 flood risk management protection dams, one hurricane protection barrier, the Cape Cod Canal, and the Charles River Natural Valley Storage Area in Massachusetts. USACE, working with agencies of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, provides quality outdoor recreational opportunities at each of the 11 Corps-operated flood risk management reservoirs located within the state, as well as along the Cape Cod Canal. Explore recreational opportunities with the interactive map below by clicking on the  for details about each area.


The lands and waters of these civil works water resource projects are managed to conserve the natural resources as well as for the primary authorized purpose of flood risk management.

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Updated: May 6, 2019